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  • Filed under: MP3
  • 04/17/2013

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John Grant "Black Belt (Hercules & Love Affair Remix)"

The former frontman of now-defunt indie outfit Czars, John Grant has received a remix treatment from Andy Butler's Hercules & Love Affair project (pictured above). This fresh version takes the original track's bouncy, sparsely produced disco sound and fleshes it out with a throbbing bassline, claps, and, of course, plenty of cowbell. Butler's work results in a slice of campy, big-room disco, with enough of a sturdy house undercurrent to give the song plenty of legs in the club. In support of John Grant's new album, Pale Green Ghosts (out May 14 through Partisan), he will be embarking on a tour of the US and Canada, the dates of which are listed after the jump.

April 25 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge
June 17 Los Angeles, CA, The Echo
June 18 San Francisco, CA, The Chapel
June 20 Seattle, WA, Barboza
June 21 Portland, OR, Doug Fir Lounge
June 22 Vancouver, BC, Media Club
June 25 Minneapolis, MN, The Dakota
June 26 Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall
June 27 Chicago, IL, Schubas
June 29 DC, U Street Hall
July 03 Toronto, Drake Hotel

Average: 6.5 (52 votes)
 
 

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